Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Matthew Modafferi, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, announced that UMBERTO PIGNATARO, 46, of Bridgeport, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Kari A. Dooley in Bridgeport to theft of mail by a postal employee.

According to court documents and statements made in court, between December 2020 and May 2021, Pignataro, while employed as a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Norwalk, stole hundreds of pieces of mail, including packages and greeting cards that contained cash, gift cards and other items of value. 

This matter is being investigated by the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Katherine E. Boyles and Michael S. McGarry.

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